Friday, February 19, 2010

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

!!! Seen it in October 2009 !!!

Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Sound

Just for the record: I kinda liked the first Transformers movie and I'm still shocked that the talking bear from The Golden Compass won Visual Effects and not the big robots. Anyway, getting to the sequel: yes, it sucks on many levels, but 6 or 7 Razzie noms including Worst Picture is a bit too much. I actually believe it deserved an additional Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects: the scene from the beginning and the other one with robots fighting in the forest are great and visually outstanding.
The screenplay is just as pathetic as it gets, a giant cliche with some disastruous supporting performances! BUT, let's not forget it's not meant to be smart or too demanding: it's a fun fx movie that sounds well (a worthy nomination) and looks great on a big screen.
My rating for the film: 5/10. And I'm sure we had worse directions this year than Michael Bay's effort. That Razzie nom is stupid.


  1. I never thought I would see this film on this blog.

  2. This blog is about Oscar nominated movies, not about good movies.

  3. I suppose you have a point. While Transformers is obviously a movie with no story, it does provide great special effects and sound.

  4. I really agree with you! In short the first one is much better than this. People really expect a lot from this movie.